Pollster says campaign finance reform is a bipartisan issue

Pollster Mallory Newall told "What America's Thinking" on Thursday that polling shows that campaign finance reform is a bipartisan issue. 

"I think what this poll tells us is that campaign finance reform, in whatever form it ends up taking, is a bipartisan issue," Newall, research director at Ipsos Public Affairs, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons, referring to a recent Ipsos poll. "People from both or all sides of the aisle agree here." 

"You see that I think, with broad support for disclaimers on political ads, and also the fact that a majority want political campaigns to have a finite end point," she continued. "They can only start six months to a year out, is what most Americans think." 

The Ipsos survey, which was conducted last month and released this week, found that a majority of Americans were in agreement on a series of issues related to campaign finance reform. 

Sixty-seven percent of Americans said they believed U.S. presidential campaigns should come in a limited time frame, while only 14 percent said they should not be constrained to a limited time frame. 

Seventy-two percent of Democrats and 68 percent of Republicans said the campaigns should take place in a limited time frame. 

Eighty-eight percent of Americans said political TV ads should be required to disclose who paid for the ad, while 87 percent said the same about online ads. 

— Julia Manchester